A new maximum of 1,480 deaths in a day by coronavirus has been recorded in the US, the worst figure at the global level since the beginning of the pandemic. The north american country sum so a total of 7.406 fatalities. The mayor of New York city, calling her situation a “national disaster” and announced decomiciones of medical equipment.
The united states is also the country most affected by the pandemic with more than 275,000 cases of infection confirmedmore than any other country in the world and twice that of Italy, which has the second highest number, pointing to figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.
The news comes at a time when the president of the country, Donald Trumpadvises all americans to wear masks in public to protect themselves against the virus, for fear that the disease, which has already infected more than a million people all over the world, and it is feared that it is spread by the simple breathing, without the need to cough or sneeze.
“It’s going to be for a period of time, and really something voluntary. You do not have to do this and I choose not to do so, but some people may want to do, and that’s fine,” said Trump to reporters in the White House.
The vice-admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service of the USA, Jerome Adamshe added that even with the masks it was essential to practice detachment social maintaining the space between people.
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Donald Trump and responsible for office go before the press to share about the situation the country faced with the pandemía of the coronavirus
New York suffers more the “national disaster”
New York it is the state of the country’s most ravaged by the pandemicwith nearly 3,000 deaths and more than 100,000 affected. The mayor of the city, Andrew Cuomodescribed the situation as “national disaster” and said that many patients with coronavirus “they’re going to die in the short term due to the lack of beds and ventilators”.
While deaths from coronavirus continue to rise, Cuomo announced that he will use his authority to requisition respirators and protective equipment of the private hospitals and companies that do not use them. The executive order that he said would be approved has the objective to avoid the shortage of these teams, and that forced doctors in Europe to make life and death decisions about which patients are connected to the artificial respirator.
“If they want to sue me for borrowing their respirators leftovers to save lives, I demand it,” Cuomo said. He described the measure as “sharing resources” and promised to return equipment or compensate the owners.
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The hospital ship Comfort, anchored in the port of New York to help the city authorities with the pandemic coronavirus
Worse than a war
Days before, Donald Trump announced that the US should prepare for “two weeks of very, very painful” with an exponential increase in cases of coronavirus. The White House estimated that between 100,000 and 240,000 people will die in the country to cause a pandemic if still preserving the current policy of social distancing.
That figure exceeds the loss military the country has suffered in any conflict since the Second World War.
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Family members mourn the death of their loved one in the cemetery in Arvin (California)